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Ovum's Location Platform Index is a tool to assess and rank the major players in the location platform market. The index evaluates vendors on two main criteria: the completeness of their platform and its market reach.


  • A location platform is a technology platform that integrates various location-based data sources and provides this data and related services to end users (consumers), licensees, and third-party developers.
  • By adopting a platform approach, providers of mapping data and location-based services can benefit by expanding their user base while also opening up new revenue streams through third-party services.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about the leaders and the disruptive players challenging them.
  • Understand what makes successful vendors stand out from the crowd.
  • Identify key trends in the industry, including autonomous driving and the rise of mobility services and data marketplaces.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the platform leaders in the mapping and navigation space?
  • Which challengers are best positioned to move ahead?
  • What are the key trends and developments driving the mapping and navigation market?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for vendors

Results summary

  • Ovum's Location Platform Index, 2H17

In-depth results

  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Followers


  • Key changes to the index
  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author